Banana Tree Striped Leaf Botanical Print by Houtte

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Musa Vittata - A Museum Quality Print of the Striped Leaf Banana Tree by Louis Van Houtte. The musa genus is very important economically throughout the wet tropics. The fruits of several species are edible, such as the banana. They may be sweet as the banana or starchy as the plantains and may be eaten raw or cooked. Some species are important fiber sources and others are grown as ornamentals. The tree here pictured will attain a height of twenty feet. In the 1870 book titled New and Rare Beautiful Leaved Plants, the musa vittata was voted as the number 1 plant listed for its beautiful foliage. This variegated variety had just been introduced in to the greenhouses of England, while the plain green leafed banana had been growing the in the English greenhouses for around 40 years. Houtte pictured this tree as it appears in its natural habitat.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a premium botanical print made from the painting entitled Striped Leaf Banana Tree by Louis Van Houtte.

Inventory #73 - Antique Botanical Print

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